Research event for clinical psychologists

In contrast to other healthcare professions, clinical psychology includes postgraduate research as an integral part of training and their professional qualification evidences research competence at doctoral level. Yet the majority of clinical psychologists do not remain active in research once they are qualified.

So a one-day event - Maintaining Research Activity and Involvement throughout the Clinical Psychology Career Span - is being held at the University of Liverpool on 1 February 2012 to encourage clinical psychologists at all stages of their careers to remain active in the research field.

This event includes presentations covering clinical psychologists’ research activity from a professional and strategic perspective, and includes a specific consideration of research-related involvement for clinical psychologists early on in their career.

The Research Design Service North-West will provide an overview of its services, which includes support and guidance on research design to researchers in the North West who are developing proposals for national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their own research ideas and potential projects in small groups, with free advice on hand.

The final contribution of the day will come from a highly knowledgeable service user, with an interest and expertise in patient and public involvement in NHS activity, especially NHS research.

It is intended that participants will:

  • be more aware of the national professional, strategic, and service user/ carer perspectives guiding research activity suitable for clinical psychology involvement
  • obtain greater knowledge of relevant research needs and opportunities in the NHS, and ways of collaborating and contributing to funded projects
  • be able to discuss and develop their own ideas for research, and obtain advice and guidance on the day.

Facilitators will include:

Professor Peter Kinderman, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Head of Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool.

Dr Steven Lane is a Lecturer in Medical Statistics and front line advisor for the Research Design Service North-West.

Dr Stuart Eglin is Regional Director of R&D for NHS North West where he leads work on strategic development of R&D for the North West region.

Dr Ben Harper works as a Clinical Psychologist within Sefton Youth Offending Service and Sefton’s Adolescent Tier 3 Substance Misuse Service. 

Dr David Britt holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in the Division of Primary Care, University of Liverpool.

Dr Gundi Kiemle is a Senior University Clinical Teacher on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Greater Manchester West Mental Health Trust.

Booking information and further details are available on this website.

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